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of the elite organ is a religion, but to people of all of the city's, glasses, and religions and that is its appeal, marriage. >> how is it viewed in the middle east? how is it you back when the rev. up in the? >> a lot of suspicion on the part of the middle east when the school opened in the 1860's. run by christian missionaries, americans, he did not have very deep roots in the region. it became a path to middle easterners who were not just orthodox christians but muslims and jews. this is the best place to get the best possible education. within a generation, by 1900, eight and become what it remains to the state colleges the harvard of the middle east. what is magnificent about that is it is an all-inclusive institution founded by americans that exists to serve the interests of the people of them released regardless of background. and it's an example of the nez states giving to the region. >> speaking of which, professor, how would you -- to use the bis as being a part of american diplomacy to the middle east? >> only indirectly. the leaders of the school has traditionally attempted to m
. that a large city. a destination city. a city that is rich in philanthropy. a city with a long literary heart tinge. many places meet that. it has added advantage of being central. it's a wonderful city. most people think chicago is a good choice. there's ore places we would love to have it. everybody acknowledges that chicago makes a lot of sense. >> host: where do you see ground being broken on a physical location? >> we are business plans calls for a phased development, and as you know, many museum start small and grow over time and maybe move and the more likely scenario for us is that we will start in the existing location and freaks, it could be at the cultural center in chicago, which is a great venue it's the old library across from millennium park. close to the art institute and the semp any. an ideal location. has been a starting place for other museums. we would be house there had for a number of years while we go on the ultimate home for the museum. whether it's a stand building or housed with other constitutions or in some other multipurpose con flex complex if your plan in your
in the city. >> host: ken budd, what were you doing for a living prior to volunteering? >> guest: i was an editor and i was an editor in washington dc and i am still doing the same job. >> host: how did you get all that time off? could use your vacation time. >> guest: yes, i use my vacation time. the problem is you are working the whole time, so you get back and think you need a vacation, but it is a great way to do itxp on your own schedule.xp8xxrxr8pp most of these chips are tax-deductible, which is nice as well. >> host: is voluntouring addictive? >> guest: it is. i would get home and think a while, once you step back, this was a very intense experience. it's very good.xpxpxxxzxrxxxpxr you sexze places in a differentr way.xp you are eating with locals andxp working with locals, they learnz about you when you learnxz about them postmarked in new orleans, who did you hook up with? how did you get to be a volunteer? is there an office? >> guest: my job. they were working for rebuilding together. it said they were looking for volunteers and i took it. rebuilding together is still wo
was the root like? >> the route was and still is a very multicultural cosmopolitan international city where east meets west then and now muslims do some christians all mixed into a significant degree and the american missionary presence in the middle east was particularly significant in beirut and became the sort of launching pad for creating what became the greatest university in the region because of this connection. >> could that university have been put in another city and thrive? >> perhaps the presence was no greater anywhere else unless in addition to being ambitious and visionary and practical was american pity if he wanted to create a school that wasn't controlled by a national these or other interests. he wanted to create a school that represented the american model with education, that lived american values which and the people in the middle east and awareness that would benefit their lives here in tangible ways and he succeeded. >> why is it important to tell the story in your view? >> because i think most middle easterners and americans for that matter are unaware of this longe
medical care. greenberg told the conference that the grossly over kenneth cook county hospital, the city's only public hospital which locals described as a death house. a single overcrowded private hospital served the entire african-american community of the southside. chicago's outpatient clinics were still to bursting. greenberg spoke of people who are too sick to leave their homes but couldn't get a doctor to visit them, or who couldn't afford the few pennies for transportation to a clinic. she told the audience about a child with double pneumonia who have died of an abscessed long, after being turned out of the hospital because the relief agency would no longer pay for her care. and on behalf of the working people of chicago, florence greenberg made the following demand. we're asking our government to take health from the list of luxuries to be bought only with money and add it to the list containing the inalienable rights of every citizen. you don't know whether franklin roosevelt ever heard about florence greenberg unprecedented call for health care as a right. because even though
segregated city for the end of his life. this woman said that was his brother. the question of whether or not these connections even if they didn't talk about them, whether they did extend beyond millvinia and dolphus's father. as for this reunion, it was really fascinating. it was millvinia's descendant and descendants of millvinia's the owners lose some came from georgia and drove from alabama. we had a ceremony at clayton county with this monument in honor of millvinia and her life. a kind of exchange stories about what they had known. they looked at each other's photographs, they had a meal together, there is an effort underway in the town where millvinia lived in kingston, georgia, to do some commemorative work. she was in a cemetery, church cemetery, an effort to try to get one and i hear from the shield's family often about when that will happen because they would like to come. i don't know how long this kind of connection and interest will last that they are still interested. >> any more questions? we have just a little bit of time? no time. thank you, rachel. thank you so much
to a private school principal in new york city to mentors working in the highest poverty neighborhood in chicago, trying to give students the sort of support and help they need to do better in this realm. mostly we don't quite know how to teach these francs, how to help kids improve. what i write about in this book is an experiment, new innovative ideas that might be able to help kids do better in this dimension and in the process help them do better in high school and college and life. >> i am going to follow up beach author's introduction with one quick question and get to the next topic. you wrote a book a few years ago while you were reporting for the new york times on the harlem children -- you wrote a book called however it takes, and we very aggressively pursued a promised neighborhood grant from the federal government to try to replicate the model. yesterday one of the students read you a paragraph you had written three your four years ago and your response was a lot of this book is my repudiation of what i wrote then. tell me, i read this book as sort of a validation of the s
. some firms, countrywide, aig and city simply continued the blind pursuit of market share without regard to changing market circumstances. so where were the regulators? to say the least, governments actions before the crisis were seriously inadequate to protect against an economic debacle. not unrelated is the fact that the financial insurance and real estate sector was by far the greatest source of campaign contributions to federal candidates and parties contributing almost half a billion dollars in the election cycle 2007/2008 alone. the financial services industry to offense used its clout to lobby for government policies that ultimately hurt rather than benefited major financial firms. it was the way the fannie mae and freddie mac pot for bought for years against more capable supervision to and standards that might save them from making the bad decisions that destroyed the two companies in 2008. the industry's political strength impeded other supervisory actions as well such is the effort of regulators to try to limit excessive lending concentrations in nontraditional mortgages or co
worked for the family history library in salt lake city, and there he did research, genealogical research on some dignitaries. john ashcroft, george w. bush, bill and hillary clinton, walter cronkite, sean hannity, charlton heston, larry king, henry kissinger, brian stokes, barack obama, kevin rudd, mike wallace, barbara walters and oprah winfrey. and he can be awarded the prize of the damnedest name dropper in utah. [laughter] our other panelist is jeff johnson who is retired from the lds church historical department where he worked for more than 20 years. he is also, was also a member of the staff of the utah state archives and served as director for 14 of those years. he was an archivist at the cherokee national history society. he has published historical articles in -- [inaudible] as well as the encyclopedia of mormon itch. mormonism. we will begin today with our illustrious author john turner. >> all right. thank you, floyd, and thank you all of you for coming. i thought i would take just a little bit of time and tell you a couple of stories from my biography of brigham young. and i
. the overcrowded cook county hospital. the city's only hospital which locals described as death house. a single overcrowded private hospital served the entire african-american community of the south side. chicago's outpatient clinics were fill the to busting. she spoke with people too sick to leave their homes or couldn't afford the few pen if penny for transportation to a clinic. she told the audience about the child with that mown ya after being trurned -- an behalf of the working people of chicago, florence greenberg made the following demand, we're asking our government to take health from the list of luxuries to be bought only with money and add to the list containing inalienable rights of every citizens. we don't know whether franklin roosevelt ever heard about her call for health care of the right, because even though he had endorse the the conference, he choose that time to go on vacation. fdr was on a cruise i guess we can't blame him. probably well deserved vacation, three years earlier he had refused to include medical coverage as part of the social security act because he at any tim
for us because you write about our past and the impact in the city. thank you so much. >> oh, you're certainly welcome. [applause] >> yes. [applause] >> [inaudible] >> let's thank him. [applause] >> if you give us a couple minutes, we're going to set up for the autographing. if you want to buy a book, they are out that way. we have plenty of them. mr. wolff will be out there signing books. we're going to have to do away with personalization tonight if that's all right. please, please be understanding of that. anyway, thank you, all, we'll see you tomorrow night. [inaudible conversations] ♪ [inaudible conversations] >>> that was tom wolff from the miami book festival international. visit for a complete schedule of the book fair coverage all weekend long november 17th and 18th. we have author talks, panel discussions, and interviewed scheduled as well as taking questions live throughout each day. check us out on twitter, facebook, e-mail us, or give us a call. >> here's a look at the books being publish this week: >> what i discovered is jefferson appears to be a man of
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was disturbed when and shave this one the nobel prize it was then the newspapers and "the new york times" city was at harvard but he was at berkeley long before. it has its ability to recognize long before harvard. [laughter] in any event i just want to mention an interview that i just saw the with his new book of prose what it can do. talks about the duty of the artist it is to respond then he mentions the famous statement that poems cause nothing to happen. he says the following "wordsworth read dead german romantic poets. henry david thoreau read wadsworth, john read a thorough and heroes about read your and we have a national park system" it reminds us of the but we are the unregulated legislators of the world. [applause] >> can you hear me? professor, it is a h. by coach share from african-american and studies. after they look after a valve one due july and a. [laughter] to focus on race, michael tours, schooling, rationaliz ed identities pump promise five stanford and and 2011 requested to build an office in 200011 and integrate scholarly work with your commitment to community to engage
minutes of singing and then jim comes out, he introduceds and african-american pastors from new york city where many of the baptist churches, mostly baptist but freewill sorts of things have been renting space in new york city public school system for their services on sunday and they were being thrown out. i think that has been reversed. his whole message was what is happening in new york is going to be happening in san diego. get ready. and then jim talked-about that evening's panel which i was going to be a part and his whole tone was they are coming to get us and the only way i can prepare you for when they come is if you come tonight. so be here. it was this kind of paranoid think i have not heard before. the sermon was 45 minutes long. i would never get away with that. the first time god got a mention was 25 minutes in, and 40 minutes in jesus got a mention and then it ended. i forgot to tell you. right after the music, jim comes out and says now it is time to take up the offering. right out of the gate. music, take up the offering and everyone cheered that they were going to get th
in new york city. she is a well-known commodity in the washington policy world, having served with distinction in two different administrations as cabinet secretary under president george h.w. bush and deputy director of domestic policy under george w. bush. he's known throughout washington is seeking policy intellectual with an ability to synthesize complex issues with unparalleled efficiency. desert on issues ranging from some solid research to jewish voting patterns in presidential elections to human rights in north korea in such publications as "the new york times," "wall street journal" and "washington post." for purposes today, should be noted jay served as special envoy for human rights under president george w. bush and in that position, she was known for his forthright criticism that simply the north korean tyranny, but also china and occasionally in south korea for failing to do more to assist north korean refugees and their fight to freedom. she did not spare criticism either of the folks at foggy bottom. he was on him for criticizing state department policies that
cities, nine different states, a new phase of the civil-rights revolution happened because four decided to make history. that got me really interested. i did write a biography -- it helps to highlight what makes someone come to the point of acting decisively to intervene in historical moments and change things. and so over time i have come to value the idea of the personal and political coming together, i wrote a book called private lives public consequences, it ended with an essay on bill and hillary clinton. the more i looked at the clintons the more i became aware how incredibly important their personal chemistry was not only in their lives together but shaping the history of the last quarter of the 20th century and that is what i want to talk about tonight because at the heart of their relationship is the way in which they function together, the way in which their chemistry interacted with each other in order to create a partnership that ultimately led them to make critical period of being in charge of our country. where did all begins? elegance with their childhoods of course and o
and the fifth one point* of business from of plant in kansas city. >> to make carter's programs did not work then. i remember reading one or two hours to fill up with gasoline in the dc area. these programs are not working now and are unlikely to work in the future. the government cannot at pick the winning project. and never would have thought to pick the apple iphone 5 people wait in line because the one to buy one. [laughter] not necessarily technology that it is an expensive but what they're willing to spend money. we don't know what it it is. i am sure there are many entrepreneurs who have a better idea than those in washington. >> would you be in favor of a significantly higher gasoline tax with the externalities' as they are referred to with his been polish gen? >> but thought it was underpriced firewood be in favor of the carbon tax but i don't believe it it is underpriced. there are many benefits benefits, more job ability ability, people can drive on trips, then drive to get to work where public transportation does not run. and attracting it back to the united states and then we n
was the arrest and roughing up of the 15 school age children, teenagers, in the southern city of duras in syria. that touched a nerve. that sort of thing happened in syria quite a bit over the years, but in the new circumstances of the arab spring, and the regime didn't under the new circumstances -- it just grew and grew and grew after that. and it unleashed -- i think this pentup frustration, especially among an empowered and energized and largely disenfranchised youth, especially with the help of the new social instrument of the social media, and the regime was totally caught offguard. they didn't realize that syria had been suffering from many of the same socioeconomic and political problems as many of these other countries. the growth rates, one of the highest in the world. the 60% of the population under the age of 25. general unemployment at 25% countrywide, who is a low figure. and higher, over 50-60% among males and females age 25 and younger. and you look at any country in the arab world experiencing the arab spring and these are similar numbers to what i just described. so, there wer
an african-american pastor from new york city where they had been renting space for their services on sunday and they were being thrown out that has been reversed at this point and his whole message was what's happening in new york is the to be happening in san diego. get ready. and then jim talked about that evening's panel which i was granted be a part in his tone was they are coming to get us and the only way that i could prepare you for when they come is when you come to light so be here and it was this kind of paranoid thing that i hadn't heard before. was 45 minutes long and i would never get away with that in new hampshire. [laughter] the first time god had a mention most 20,000 in and 40,000 minutes jesus got a mention and then it ended. i forgot to tell you right after the music come he comes out and says now it's time to take up the offering out of the gate and everyone cheered. i could use that in new hampshire. [laughter] there was a very weak kind of prayer and then a was over. i've never been at what was a church service where there was such a little god, jesus, religion and wa
to the south. they were practically in a different city every day. and churchill hoped and pleaded with the french to continue fighting. both countries had pledged, one to another, that they would not drop out of the war and make a separate peace, unless they were released from this pledge by the other. the french begin to think that they would want to make a separate peace, and they began to talk to the british about this. churchill said no, we can't release you from that pledge. we want you to keep fighting all the way down to the mediterranean if you have to. and if you have to, across the mediterranean, keep fighting from north africa. and a big part of the reason was that the french fleet was a very, very large fleet, many battleships. it was the fourth largest navy in the world. and churchill was very worried that if france was conquered, then hitler would seize the french fleet. and the arithmetic was, if you put the german fleet, which was considerable, they had the bismarck coming along, together with italian fleet which was an ally of the germans and at a considerable in
of the city of san francisco and cervantes u.s.a. poet at the seminal in the magazine monger. i should underline these points by emphasizing the fact that before the columbus foundation has always been on the frontlines of the dissemination and distribution of the literature. not only the american book award, the book distributor in our early years. i also want to point out the question of the crisis, particularly chicano literature in arizona and throughout the united states is an issue that has been ignored shamefully and disgracefully by the mainstream of american literary life. we don't play that game, so we brought them together to talk about it. we are going to continue those associations and collaboration with the poetry center at san francisco state and of course continue with the american book award. my colleague, carla brundage will be joining me at the podium tonight. but before we get to introducing her, i'd like to begin our awards ceremony with an extraordinary book from the university of texas, super black american in sonoma. and they staked out a unique territory by dec
in europe, you guys in the military know that you travel, most of the capital cities, a lot of neat things you don't normally see, keep a horse by the pyramids, how cool is that to go riding and look over and see the pyramids. but i wanted to come home with the happened at a sonic burger and a long time and hadn't been in a store that was opened at state:00 at night for a long time and i wanted to come home and i did. got selected to fight weapons school, the air force version of the navy school. i have already done the navy school, abbreviated exchange. it was ok, but not half of what we are. you guys are air force, good. never mind the football game. that is irrelevant. the whole thing about landing on a carrier, they can keep it. with a good school but nothing like ours. ours is six months long and utterly miserable. i came out of that a change human being, some save for the better. i lost almost all of my cockiness quite a few tail feathers, and spend the next decade being a weapons and tactics officer. a was that come our towers when that place blew up. you don't want to be in the wro
not called mohammed inventing a religion not called islam in the city not called mecca. this is a dream and it's in a dream in the mind of someone going insane. this is what we in the trade call fiction. [laughter] [applause] that would be the technical term for it. but instead i wanted the strangest acquisition of all the strength of positions that was leveled against me, but from quarters of the islamic world. it was as if there was suspicion about fiction itself. fiction was being proposed as being something which conceals the true motives of the writer. so whereas most of us who practice it think that fiction is a way of revealing truth, not conceding it. but anyway, i heard it a thousand times, people said he is hiding behind his fiction. >> your real agenda. >> yeah, my real agenda concealed in his fiendish make-believe, you know? i thought this is, this is really one way of describing, its people leading fiction as if it simply disguised fact. and so, for instance, in this dream sequence with this religion is being told and that our adversaries abusing the newly faithful, you kno
in chandler arizona, city of about 12,000 my dad was a ranch foreman on a cattle ranch. he didn't make a ton of money but somehow he provided for my mother, my college education and i don't know how he did it but i looked across the street at other middle-class families. i look across the street diagonally one of the richest families in chandler live there, farming family in the lot next to them was their pool in their pool house yet who is the guest at their pool every single week? me. who played monopoly with their kids? me. you don't see that much anymore. they are highly insulated and rarely get middle america at all. exceptionally, culturally in terms of entertainment, it's just a terrible split. that is something we have to repair. >> map land. when you say it needs repair what would you prescribe to be a fix for that? is not undermining the idea of spontaneous order? >> i think all order has certain constraints. water is formed when you unite oxygen and hydrogen and so i think that spontaneous stuff has to happen when you have control of your borders, when you have an english-language
ferdinand on his way back to his speech in sarajevo turned away from its planned route to the city guard injured in an earlier failed assassination attempt. of course he drove an incident would plunge a world into a nation. i won't tell them the details of world war i. perhaps the most significant aspects of the united states was when america finally entered the work of the british and french hope to insert american piecemeal into the shattered units. general black jack pershing to his undying credit after they refused, insisting the americans fight as an independent army, which they did. the revival of progressivism came at the versailles conference of 1919 in which wilsonian ideals dominated discussions. but not the actual final arrangements in most cases. practical british clothes of eliminating the german tv or french objectives as a fan base that received both in support so he could institute a league of nations. a feel-good, toothless, unmotivated group of international elites. but wilsonian idealism to play a central role and we facing post-roadmap is millions of people are moved
'd have, like when they landed in manchester, he said to his mother i arrived in the city where charles mclean lived, he lived in manchester new hampshire. they found ways to get around that. and the second was how did they talk about sustained combat, is that what your -- >> if they were trying to make things look nice -- >> yeah. >> -- to their family, did they talk at all about emotionally how they dealt with being under fire and knowing they'd be under fire the next day and doing it the next day and the day after that and the day after that? >> well, i can tell you that the letters became sparser when they were in combat. i mean, they'd spend a lot of time waiting around for combat. during the battle of alamain, what i know about that i learned from the letters they wrote earlier when the four of the five of them were in the hospital, so they had a lot of time to write letters. they didn't talk too much about how they dealt with fear. more they talked about the, how hard it was to start losing men. that seemed to be the thing that really impressed them and was difficult. and that was s
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